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05/21/19: 2 Steps Forward, 1 Back — Lawmakers Forge Ahead with Trio of Pot Bills (from NJSpotlight) - Expanded access to medical cannabis; easier, more extensive expungements; ending arrests for low-level marijuana crimes: It’s all in a day’s work in Trenton.

05/21/19: Plan to penalize pot possession with $50 ticket advances, shakily (from New Jersey 101.5) - State lawmakers advanced plans Monday to make it easier for people to erase drug convictions from their criminal records, though a related proposal to essentially decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana stumbled over its first hurdle.

05/08/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Recourses for Clients Against Unscrupulous Lawyers

05/06/19: Expungement Law in New Jersey -- Time for Major Reform

05/01/19: Legal Services Gains Supreme Court Victory in Unemployment Comp Cases

04/29/19: NJ Department of Human Services Makes Helping Homeless Priority No. 1 (from NJ Spotlight) - Changes in programs bolster support for young adults, families with children, make help available over longer periods.

04/24/19: Legal Services of New Jersey Statement on DHS Initiatives to Address Homelessness

03/12/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Meeting Health Insurance Mandate Laws

02/14/19: Divorce without an attorney — a step-by-step guide for NJ couples (from NJ 101.5) - Even couples in the worst shape sometimes put off divorce simply because it's too expensive.

02/12/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on 2018 Federal Income Tax Returns and Some of the New Changes

02/11/19: N.J. lawmakers press for rule changes on civil asset forfeiture (from WBGO) - New Jersey lawmakers are looking to overhaul how the state’s law enforcement agencies seize property they suspect is linked to crimes.

02/10/19: N.J. lawmakers press for rule changes on civil asset forfeiture (from WHYY) - New Jersey lawmakers are looking to overhaul how the state’s law enforcement agencies seize property they suspect is linked to crimes.

02/07/19: New Do-it-Yourself Guide to Divorce Now Available from Legal Services of New Jersey

01/07/19: Latest Legal Services Newsletter Focuses on Help Paying Energy Bills